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Business

  • New CEO named for Southern States

    Jeff Stroburg has been named as president and chief executive officer of the Southern States Cooperative.

    Stroburg succeeds Tom Scribner, who is retiring.

    Stroburg, recently retired from West Central Cooperative, has led profitable growth and successfully navigated major change throughout his 25-plus years in CEO roles at West Central Cooperative, Renewable Energy Group, Countrymark Cooperative, and Hamilton Farm Bureau Cooperative.

  • From Howardstown to High Grove, country stores anchor communities

    Tommy Roselle, co-owner of the Howardstown Mini-Mart with his wife, Carissa, enjoys some male camaraderie with his lunch guests. Clockwise, starting at Roselle's left, are Mark Underwood, Dean Higdon, Quinn Gray and Casie Wischmeier.

     Unlike many Kentucky counties, Nelson no longer has any of the old wooden country stores that date back to the 19th century, but High Grove Grocery comes close in atmosphere. Built around 1950, it still has the old hardwood floors and old gas pumps of yesteryear.

  • Better Business Bureau: Hot Topics for April

     Beware of a pretrial conference scam. A local consumer contacted BBB saying she received a phone call telling her she had to appear for a pretrial conference and if she didn’t show up, she would be arrested. Then, the scammer tried to get her personal information. 

     

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings donation

     Pictured with Warm Blessings volunteers is frequent supporter Sergeant Major William C. McDaniel who recently delivered several cases of canned items to the Elizabethtown soup kitchen. From left, Steven Richardson, McDaniel, Ruby Gabbert and Becky Grant.  

  • United Way announces personnel changes

     ELIZABETHTOWN – United Way of Central Kentucky has announced the addition of two new employees who will help advance the organization’s mission of connecting the community for the common good.

    An increase in grant funding to support UWCK’s growing AmeriCorps VISTA program led to the hiring of Stephanie Hester in the newly-created part-time position of economic opportunity programs coordinator. 

  • Farm Credit breaks ground for new E'town office

    Farm Credit Mid-America, an agriculture lending cooperative serving farmers, rural residents and agribusinesses, broke ground March 24 for a new office at the corner of Ring Road and Western Kentucky Parkway in Elizabethtown.

    Aaron Miller, regional vice president, Farm Credit, said the new location will allow “for the appropriate amount of space to best serve this growing market.” In 2000, Farm Credit had about $80 million in loan volume and now has about three-times that much.

  • COLUMN: Fun in the sun with the annual golf scramble

    Join us for lunch! The LaRue County Chamber luncheon this month is noon Wednesday, April 15 in The Lincoln Museum Community Room next door to the Chamber office.

  • Better Business Bureau announces scam tracker program

    The Better Business Bureau’s Scam Tracker is a website that allows consumers to report schemes and review other cases of fraud occurring across the United States and in their local areas. Consumers can also see what types of scams are trending.

    Each report details the scam, how much money the victim has lost (if any), gives tips on how the scam works, and provides tips on what you can do to protect yourself against scams.

    Nearly 400 scams have been reported, so far, across the Country.

  • Hinton's a certified farm market

     Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market of LaRue County is one of the 98 certified farm markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2015 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program.

    In joining the KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market has committed to offering quality products and service. Its acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market meets the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.

  • Hinton's named a Roadside Farm Market

    Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market of LaRue County is one of the 98 certified farm markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2015 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program.

    In joining the KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market has committed to offering quality products and service. Its acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market meets the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.